I used to write one of these posts almost every year during the holidays but then it seemed like I was selling you crap you didn’t want or need. To be clear, the things I am listing in this post will have links to Amazon where you can indeed purchase them and within that link, I will get a small portion of the money. But that was not my motivation for writing the post.
My inspiration came from Melissa at 320 Sycamore, a blog I have loved since I started blogging. Honestly, she is the reason I wrote all of my favorite things posts, to begin with. It’s her fault, so don’t get mad at me. 🙂
I first shared this with all of you in my 2012 Favorite Things list and recently bought one and am in love all over again. They are originally from Bath and Body Works but Amazon carries a three-pack that I love for Christmas gifting. I personally love the lip tint versions because you get a little bit of color. Oh and these freshen your breath too, so do not tell me that I don’t have your back.
I recommended this diary in my 2010 Favorite Things List and it is still something I use daily. In fact, I just bought another one because my current five-year journal is almost finished. I have two of these bad boys sitting in my nightstand which means I have been writing in these for 10 years! I love that so much. If you aren’t a big diary person but would love to look back and see anecdotes from your life, this is for you.
Or just pillow covers in general. I discovered a secret this year: you don’t have to buy new decorative pillows for every season. Just buy pillow covers instead. They are way cheaper than buying the whole pillow and Amazon has such a huge selection (better and cheaper than even IKEA!!).
Here are a few styles I love in addition to the leather pillow covers above:
We have these green covers in our family room!
That pack of four pillow covers is only $16!
A few months ago I had someone ask me how I stay so organized. Believe it or not, that planner up there is exactly how. I am slowly losing my mind (it’s okay, I am getting older) and forget things even after I write them down. But this guy helps me keep my mind somewhat intact. I have tried countless phone apps, online “organizing” tools and nothing works like a good old pen, paper, and calendar. I shared this planner with you during my birthday month because honestly, it is my most favorite thing to keep my life as simple as possible.
I used to have what I affectionally called dinosaur feet, which is such an insult to dinosaurs. My feet were so horrible that the ladies at the nail salon I go to used to make fun of them RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME in Korean.
yeogi gonglyong bal-i onda!!!
(Here comes Dinosaur feet!)
I used to take offense to this but then I actually took a long hard look at my feet and realized that they were right.
So instead of wallowing in self-pity, I decided to stop going to the salon altogether until I could get my foot situation shitshow together.
I researched online and found that Eucerin Advanced Repair Foot Creme was one of the best out there. I have been using it since July and my feet are smoother than I have ever had. AND it is only $12 for a two-pack on Amazon…..much cheaper than a power sander.
I have gotten more compliments on these earrings than I have ever gotten on, well, anything? I even had a guy compliment them and no, he wasn’t hitting on me and yes, I know him and no, he wasn’t my husband or my dad.
The point is that these earrings are a find AND they are less than $9 bucks for FOUR PAIRS.
I mentioned sage-ing a home back in February when I wrote about Tori Spelling.
Long story, read the post.
Well, I bought me some sage back in September and have been sage-ing my home weekly ever since.
Do I think it might make a difference?
It clears the negative energy away from your home and it just makes you feel lighter. Might it be the fumes?
Also, it smells like you just smoked a joint after, so don’t sage your home before your pastor comes over.
Also, you need to open the windows to let the bad energy out, so maybe don’t do it on the coldest day of the week.
Also, be careful not to burn your house down because you are waving around your sage stick.
That would be really bad to burn your house down while sage-ing it to get rid of negative energy.
I am IN LOVE with this tablecloth because it can be used for many seasons. Actually, every single season. It would look just as adorable in the summer with a jar full of sunflowers on the table as it would at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stuff like this is why I love Amazon because I got this tablecloth for $12.99 then saw a cheaper looking version of this same tablecloth at Wal-Mart for 20 bucks.
What are some of your favorite things from Amazon? Also, have you ever saged your house before and did you feel like a hippie doing it?
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